How You Implement Keyword Research Could Sabotage SEO

When it comes to putting your keyword research into use, you probably think you need to find a high traffic, low competition term, use it internally a number of times per conventional practices, and hope that in a few months time Google will recognize that you should rank for that term.

Sounds simple, right?

Well, you are probably shooting yourself in the foot through misuse of your keyword even if you follow all conventional best practices.

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How Much Money Can You Make on a Travel Blog?

By some accounts there are over a billion blogs out there in the world. That's 1,000,000,000 blogs.

That is roughly one blog for every seven or so people on the planet.

Filter that down to English-only blogs and you are in the realm of hundreds of millions of places on the internet that would call themselves a blog. Filter that down even more to travel blogs and you're likely into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions (our approximation).

That's a lot of people talking about travel.

And while most of these are hobbies run on 3rd party “blog” journal sites, if you remove even these a good percentage that are left are actively trying to make money through growing their blog to become a viable business- or at the very least a modest side hustle. (These likely number in the tens of thousands or low hundreds of thousands.)

Naturally, for those following this path one question comes about and that is how to make money travel blogging?

Today, I want to shed some light on that question with an emphasis on travel blogging. The exact amount of money you can expect to make is $0.

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How We’re Applying the Skyscraper Technique to Travel Blogging

Ah, skyscrapers. We all love them.

Articles using the skyscraper technique are the bread-and-butter for many popular blogs as they have the capacity to reach an audience no matter where they are shared- be it a search engine, social media, or otherwise.

But for every one blog that does the skyscraper technique well, there are countless others that fall short. And just like the building type these articles are named for, if you don't do everything you can to stand out, you may just blend in to the background rather than becoming the highlight.

We've had experience on both sides of this spectrum, and found a common trend among those who do not get the full potential out of the skyscraper technique, and that is simply this:

You're not in the position to write them in the first place.

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Our Favorite Sony a6000 Accessories to Add to You Camera

I absolutely adore my Sony a6000 camera. The mirrorless camera is light, portable, and takes some of the best images I've ever taken in my 8+ years as a travel photographer.

However, simply buying the camera itself is just the starting point.

As with all cameras, there is an incredible number of accessories for the Sony a6000 you may want to consider purchasing to really step-up your photography game.

After extensive use of our camera, taking tens of thousands of photos all over the world, the following are some of our favorites that we think you absolutely must have in your kit.

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